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The GoPro HERO was practically built for sports, and not just the extreme kind. It's compact, durable, and produces high-quality footage at a high-frame rate—just the kind of camera you want for shooting fast-moving athletes outdoors. Rich Harrington drops in at the local skate park and shows how to shoot grinds, kickflips, and ollies from multiple angles, including a head mount and an under-the-board point of view. He also shows how to plan for other equipment you'll need, like Steadicam rigs for extra stabilization or clamps and poles to capture interesting angles. Plus, learn how to film interviews on location without having to switch cameras, and set your GoPro to capture overcranked footage. Best of all? The techniques shown only require one camera, so if you have a GoPro, you're good to go.
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We're working with outdoor available lighting, so it's a bit difficult to get perfect lighting on your subject, things are going to change, but that's okay, that's sort of the style of what we're working with. And that reality feel is very acceptable with the Go Pro, now what we're going to do here is position the light so it's at your back. That means it's going to be hitting your subject's face, so lights coming from over there. We've got it positioned, remember you can use something like a sun path calculator or an app, if you're not sure where the lights going to be when you're location scouting. But this works pretty well.
We also have a reflector here, and this particular reflector is going to give you both silver and gold. The silver is going to allow you to balance the light onto your subject and it will go ahead and just brighten them up. The gold side is going to actually warm things a little bit when we point it at our subject, and that's going to allow us to balance the light. Now it's difficult to hold the camera and a reflector and do the interview, so I'm going to hand this off and ask an assistant to just hold it in place so we get some good lighting. Would you mind comin' in? Let's try the gold side first.
Let us know if this is too bright on your eyes. Go ahead and fill Francis in. >> SOUND It's a little bright. >> Okay, back off just a little. Good, take it away. Put it back in. Okay. Again, away. Back in, walk it in just a little bit. Okay. You okay there still Francis? >> I'm all right. >> Okay. Angle it off him just a little. So, down. Still in your eyes? >> Nope. >> Okay. Good. Drop it. Okay. Now, let's go ahead and flip over to the silver for a second. Okay. And take it on him, a little bit closer.
Okay. And drop it. Do me a favor, close your eyes for a second and he's going to reflect it on him and just for about 30 seconds Let you'll get used to the light that way. >> Okay. >> So go ahead and hit bounce it to his face, your eyes should be becoming accustomed to the light now. >> Mm-hm. >> Okay. Go ahead and open them up. Does it feel okay or is it a little bright? >> Yeah. >> So that's just a little trick if you're going to be bouncing light in people's eyes. Have them actually close their eyes, and look into the light for about 30 seconds. What happens is, is that then their body becomes accustomed to it.and they're not going to be squinting.
Alright, we've got picture. We've got light. The only thing missing is sound.
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